December 7, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Cyclist traverses US for health, charity

While some people go to extreme lengths to lose weight, not many will top 46-year-old Bob Carter from Atlanta, Ga. More...

Channel 3 still on-air

Mediacom Communications Corporation has reached an agreement with Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. for the continued carriage of their local television stations on Mediacom's channel line-up until January 5, 2007. More...

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Libraries offer Christmas titles

Each year brings new holiday books to enjoy and a time to fall in love with old favorites once again. The Santa Rosa County Library System has some of the most popular new titles this Christmas season. More...

GB Hospital Family lights tree tonight

The Tree of Light holds a special meaning for members of the Gulf Breeze Hospital Family and the community it serves. Each light honors an individual or group that supports the Gulf Breeze Hospital Auxiliary. More...

National Seashore celebrates the live oak

The National Seashore will host a Live Oak Celebration at the Naval Live Oaks Visitor Center on Saturday, December 9, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. More...


Weekly Best Bets

Thursday 7 p.m. on NBC My Name Is Earl: Ay, caramba! Earl and Randy are going to Mexico! More...

Belmont gets 'bizzare' Saturday

Belmont's Bizzare will be held this Saturday, Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Belmont Arts Center, 401 N. Reus St., located inside the window factory in downtown Pensacola. More...

Bond back in 'Royale' style

I have two confessions to make before we begin: 1. I am a huge James Bond fan. My favorite Bond is Sean Connery, with Roger Moore a close second. 2. I never liked any of the Timothy Dalton or Pierce Brosnan movies. I found them boring. More...


Class goes to City Hall

Cindy Shaw's third grade class recently visited City Hall to distribute candy to all city employees and to thank them for a wonderful job of making Gulf Breeze the fantastic place it is to live. More...

GBHS student roams Capitol Hill

When trying to learn about something as enigmatic as the American political system, sometimes the only way to truly absorb it is to go directly to the source for a little hands-on experience. More...

Tuffy the Horse - teaching tool, now phonebook 'model'

What does a 4-year-old American Quarter horse named Tuffy have to do with education in Santa Rosa County? More...



Ricky Spraggins, age 56, passed away Thursday, November 30, 2006. Ricky had been a resident of Pensacola Beach, FLfor over 20 years after moving here from West Point, GA. More...


Get ready for holiday rush

Well folks, get ready. The frenzy of the holidays is already in full swing. Some decorations are already appearing on lawns and on doorways, and the television and newspapers are gearing up for a good season, the kind every retailer is praying for. More...

'What can beat me?' can help you say 'I can win'

The bidding: South   West   North   East 1 [H]   Pass   3 [H]   Pass 4 [H] Opening lead -- jack of clubs. More...

Strength training helps more than muscles

Cardiac workouts aren't all we need to stay healthy. Exercises that develop our physical strength can have farreaching results. A 16-week Tufts University study of older adults showed that strength training decreased pain by 43 percent. More...

Home & Garden

Light up the night with La Tee Da lamps Definite "Must Have's" for Christmas are Blue Sky's Fragrance Lamp's by La Tee Da. The Earthly Elements & Heavy Metal Collection has natural tones representing earth, wind and fire. More...

Petroleum jelly can keep a car cranking

. If you're having trouble with your car's battery, follow this tip from B.D. of Virginia: "Disconnect the battery terminals and clean them with a wire brush. Reconnect and smear with petroleum jelly. More...

Some holiday gift ideas for the Florida gardener

The holidays are the perfect time to show your favorite gardener how much you care. There are many thoughtful gardening gifts for every price range, from just a few dollars to many hundreds. And there's something for every taste. More...

Midway FD proposes EMT service

Midway Fire District officials addressed Gulf Breeze City Council at the Nov. 29 meeting, pitching the department's desire to expand its services by providing ambulance service within its district and in surrounding areas. More...

Family sues over Christmas puppy

Apuppy was nearly caught in the middle of a nasty court-mandated custody battle between strangers that arose from a simple misunderstanding. More...

City awaits word in lawsuit with Tiger Point

The City of Gulf Breeze is still awaiting word from the legal team representing Fairways Golf Group, LLC, of which Meadowbrook Golf Group Inc. is a controlling entity, regarding a lawsuit that has been pending for several years. More...



Island News

The Christmas Dream - 1986

"This article was written on my first every Christmas alone. It is dedicated to all those people that may have this experience this or any year. Life is not over, Christmas is here" It was Christmas Day. Home was far away in my mind. More...

PB Elks move into new lodge

Another sign of recovery ... Elks lodge opens

Finally, the day arrived. The new 10,000 square foot Elks Lodge was ready for members after Ivan destroyed their old lodge on September 15, 2004. 'We didn't even hang a sign," said Club Manager Kay Turner. "It was strictly the coconut telephone. More...

After death, how will you be remembered?

One of the goals of many people is to leave the world a better place than when they came. That's a pretty big goal, but reasonable. More...


Gulf Breeze Christmas parade hits streets Saturday

Please join The Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce for The 2006 Gulf Breeze Annual Holiday Parade sponsored by the City of Gulf Breeze and the Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce this Saturday, December 9th at 10 a.m. in Gulf Breeze. More...

Sheriff deputies charge two men on various counts of burglary

Santa Rosa Sheriff's Deputies think they've apprehended burglars who struck a house and numerous vehicles in the Tiger Point area in late November. Hung Thanh Nguyen, 18 of Auburn Parkway and Andrew Lauterbach, 18 of Tiger Point Blvd. More...

Navarre man allegedly falls asleep at wheel, crashes car into river

According to Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), Vernon William Diedrich, 29, of Navarre drove his 2000 Ford pickup into Yellow River after apparently falling asleep at the wheel. More...


Lady Dolphins set school record - 16 goals in one game

On one side, Gulf Breeze has won at least one postseason match each of the last 12 seasons. On the other, Woodham has gone nine years without making the playoffs and playing its final season. More...

Dolphin soccer suffers first loss

The Gulf Breeze boys soccer team bounced back from its first loss of the season to shut out Pine Forest 6-0 Friday in Pensacola. Cory Gibson had two goals and an assist for the Dolphins (7- 1-2), while Brad Parrish added two goals. More...

GBHS working on all-encompassing student conduct policy

The administration at Gulf Breeze High has had its share of parents entering their offices recently voicing concern - and some cases, outrage - at some of the choices made by some of its coaches. More...

Calendar of Events

Thursday, Dec. 7 Profit Club Meeting, 7 a.m., IHOP, 2548 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze Tree Lighting Ceremony, 5:30 p.m., Gulf Breeze Hospital Lobby, 1110 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze Friday, Dec. 8 Float Decorating Party, 1 p.m. More...


Slevinski honored for EMS leadership

The Florida Medical Association (FMA) has named Dr. Richard Slevinski of Pace the 2006 recipient of the Roy M. Baker, M.D., Award for Outstanding Leadership in the Provision of Emergency Medical services by a Physician or Layperson. More...

Sacred Heart can help smokers kick the habit for New Year

Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola will offer its "Freedom From Smoking" program starting Jan. 9 and Jan. 10 to help with the physical, psychological, and habitual components of nicotine addiction. More...


Look up for holiday help

To try in earnest not to further perpetuate the commercialization of the holidays, I'm going to share with you some advice my dear ole' dad recently told me. More...



'Tis the season to switch

It's that time of year again, when gift-giving, good food, and family gettogethers are on all our minds. More...